Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gobi Manchurian

The dry style Gobi Manchurian (Tofu Manchurian) instead of in a sticky and gooey sauce. Personally, to tell you the truth, I don't like the sauce. Sauce which will absorb into batter fried gobi/cauli (Shahi GobiCauliflower Curry & Aloo Gobi) and for making them soggy even before you tuck in. I in fact actually prefer Gobi Manchurian for their crunchy crispiness and when eaten hot-hot once out of the frying pan, oh-my-mamma-mia (Cauliflower Pakora & Cauliflower Fritters). Furthermore, I must mention that we sort of to a certain extent have a sincere love towards gobi/cauliflower which these days are really affordable. How do we make Gobi Manchurian? My style Gobi Manchurian? Almost like making Gobi 65, but this is the kid friendly non spicy, maybe optimal level of spiciness and curry leaves and cumin seeds scented Gobi Manchurian (Bengali Begun Bhaja). 

1/4 cauliflower - cut into florets

For batter
2 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp yogurt
A pinch of baking soda
1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
3 sprigs curry leaves - slice thinly/shredded
Salt for taste
Oil for frying

Steam or parboil cauli till soft and tender.
Keep aside.
Mix together all the other ingredients (except oil), pour water bit by bit and whisk/stir for a right consistency batter.
Dip cauli inside and deep fry.



  1. this is a perfect evening snacks with a cup of tea

  2. Haha I wish vegetarianism made me lose weight! It may not have suited your body maybe?
    Beautiful gobi, a favourite vege of mine!

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. perfect finger food dish, love it to the core.

  4. yum! I love all the spices in this - specially the curry leaves - they are so so aromatic!

  5. Great dish, one of my favourites!

  6. looks tempting.. would love to try your version..

  7. We usually use besan for the batter but I'd love to try out your recipe. Looks delicious! Cauliflowers will soon be in season...can't wait!

  8. Hi Nava, this Gobi 65 sounds great and looks yummy. But.... why 65? Am scratching my head. Any idea? Anyway, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week. Cheers :)

  9. Can't imagine myself being a vegetarian too altho I enjoy eating veggies a lot.

  10. Hi first time here...nice and variety filled blog!! ....bak to your post-wish veges wud help me to lose weight atleast and then i wont mind being vegetarian at all...but alaas!! and tempting recipe indeed without any addition of any red color as served in restaurants usually...

  11. is it really that looks delicious.. I am going to make this for my mom..for once she will be happy if i do something like this for her :D

  12. Looks very inviting dear.. Feel like having it right now.. Giving up on meat is so difficult I know how it feels...

  13. i make veg 65 in a different way, will try your recipe
    Keep in touch

  14. I was searing for new recipies with cauliflower glad I found this.

  15. wow ..this looks really crispy..inviting colors

  16. have got gobi in fridge, gonna try it today :D

  17. wow nice work dear nava

  18. My brother would love this... so good...

  19. its a great snack for anytime....
    In my case,I am not a complete vegetarian.But I still love vegetarian meals and most of the days are vegetarian... :)

  20. Looks tempting , spicy & delicious snacks .

  21. M avoiding deep fried food right now bt will share this recipe with my friends :)


Bharat Spice: Indian Cuisine Flavors and Experiences in Kota Kemuning

Yet another Sunday dedicated to our food explorations, and this time, we stayed local in Kota Kemuning ( Asian Fusion Seafood & Kalyana...